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Re: PC: A PC original
- Subject: Re: PC: A PC original
- From: Walt Gay <waltrail@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 21:34:30 -0400
MR PETER A KING wrote:
> IIRC, there's some sort of rule that freight cars can only be used
> for so many years. 25 comes to mind. After that, they must be retired
> or heavily rebuilt. If this is correct, then we'll only be seeing PC
> cars for another 3 years or so, because we're coming up on the 25th
> anniversary of Conrail in 2001. The assumption is that, if a car is
> heavily rebuilt, it will be repainted. Of course, non-interchange
> equipment is exempt.
> Can anyone verify what I remember?
The rule was 40 years and was upped to 50 years, but I don't remember
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